Typically, you are the first to hear my thoughts on an upcoming Zips football game.
Not this time.
I gave my two cents to Ball State blogger Phil Friend, who does a nice job reporting on the Cardinals. (He's also a sports editor at a newspaper in Indiana.)
Other news and notes...
A member of the 2005 Zips team that won the MAC Championship
sold the ring on eBay for $557.09. The ring features
J.D. Brookhart's slogan from that season: "Three more feet." Special thanks to
Dan Kadar for finding this on the Web. You better bring some fine beverages, son.
The Plain Dealer's
talks about the challenge that Akron's defense will face.
A little birdie told me that
Zeke Marshall will be visiting campus for the Ball State game. It would be nice if some fans made him feel welcomed. If you see a 7-foot 18-year-old, it's safe to assume it's Zeke. Nov. 12 is National Letter of Intent signing day (or 60 days away, not that I've been counting).
The Ball State student newspaper has
a decent preview of the game. In it, the Cardinals coaches praise Akron as being the best team they've faced this season.
In the Buchtelite's
preview, Brookhart says the Zips can't afford to be satisfied with last week's performance if they hope to win on Saturday.
over-under is 58 points. Ball State remains a seven-point favorite. Therefore, the oddsmakers predict basically a 33-25 Ball State win.